asymptotic bound


Definition: A curve representing the limit of a function. That is, the distance between a function and the curve tends to zero. The function may or may not intersect the bounding curve.

See also asymptotic upper bound or O, asymptotic lower bound or ω.

Note: After Ben Podoll <> 28 August 2003.

Author: PEB

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